You can find and save lessons from your phone if you have an idea while you’re out running errands.
Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
Despite the common belief that teachers enjoy more "time off" than most of us, K-12 educators are often planning for class at unexpected hours, in unexpected places.
Enter Lesson Planet's mobile-friendly site redesign. Faster, more comprehensive search and adaptable views improve access to teacher reviews and links to online curriculum resources from tablets and smartphones.
“What we really wanted to do was make it easier to be productive when you’re thinking about work, but aren’t in your classroom,” said Lesson Planet Director of Content and Learning and 18-year teaching veteran Jennifer Gibson.
The Pew Research Internet Project reports these findings about teachers:
- 84% use the Internet weekly to find content that will engage students
- 80% use the Internet weekly to find material to help create lesson plans
- 92% say the Internet has had a major impact on their teaching with increased access to content, resources and materials
- Smartphone use to access the Internet is more than double the rate of the general adult population
“More than half the staff here has actually taught K-12, so we get what it’s like to always be thinking about your work,” Gibson added. “You can find and save lessons from your phone if you have an idea while you’re out running errands.”
“I was able to find and modify plans while I had to be out of the classroom, a big help as I was away from my other resources," noted teacher member Theresa Q. from Montana.
About Lesson Planet
Founded by educators in 1999, Lesson Planet provides award-winning online curriculum search for PreK-12 educators, enabling teachers to find lesson resources targeted by grade, subject, Common Core State Standard and more. All linked resources are vetted by credentialed teacher reviewers. Lesson Planet also offers on-demand EdTech tutorial videos and live, on-site professional development programs.
SOURCE Lesson Planet